Native Encounters with Russian Orthodox Missions in Siberia

 



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"They wandered in deserts and mountains,
in dens and caves of the earth."
-Hebrews 12:38

"Here the Tatar way of life is winning out over the Russian."
-Elisee Reclus, Nouvelle Geographie Universelle



 

Makarii

 

Makarii Glukharev, the founder of the Altai
Orthodox Mission and the first theoretician
of Siberian missionary work

 

 

Vakula

Missionary Amphilokhy
(Anton Vakulsky), who worked
among the Chukchi in 1909-1910



Markovo

Southern Border of Chukchi Country (1901),
Russian Orthodox Church in the Village of Markovo.
Photograph by N. G. Buxton


 

Missionary

A missionary in traveling clothing, 1901,

northeastern Siberia. Photograph by Waldemar Bogoras

 

Buryat Missionaries

Russian Orthodox Missionaries among the Tungus (Evenki). 

From an old drawing, c. 1900

 

 

 

Shor

A scene of an Altaian shamanistic session, 1907.
Courtesy of the Personal Collection of
Irina Maksimova (Tomsk).
 


Altaians

 

A community of the Altaians; color photograph by S. I. Borisov, c. 1908.

 

 



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